2014 Data Breaches in the United States

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Feb 03, 2015 05:04 pm PST

The growing prevalence of widely publicized data breaches and the end of 2014 brings reflection as well as a chance to pause and look at what happened during the “Year of the Breach.”

27001 Academy, the largest online learning center where you can get training and documentation for implementing the international standard for information security management, ISO 27001, has created an infographic showing the state of data breaches in 2014.

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Here are some stats:

2014 has seen an increase of over 27.5% in data breaches in the U.S.
Total incidents in 2014: 783
Total incidents in 2013: 614
2014 vs. 2013: 27.5% increase

Although the number of breaches increased, the reported number of compromised records declined by 7.1%.

Total records in 2014: 85,611,528
Total records in 2013: 91,982,172
2014 vs. 2013:  7.1% decrease
The peak in security breaches was registered in January, with more than 100 incidents.

Check out the infographic for additional findings.


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